In an interview with Canadian sports journalist Josh Rimer, Canadian singer and hockey fan Michael Buble encouraged fans to boycott the NHL if the whole season is lost because of the labor dispute between the league's owners and players.
Dallas GM Jim Nill intends to sign Jamie Benn to an extension after July 1.
Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start the 2016-17 season with Pittsburgh, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.
Expect a lot of interest in unrestricted free agent Kyle Okposo.
The Florida Panthers have traded Dmitry Kulikov to the Buffalo Sabres for Mark Pysyk.
Detroit has traded Pavel Datsyuk's contract to Arizona.
Brian Elliott has been traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have taken Pierre-Luc Dubois with the third overall pick.
The Winnipeg Jets have taken Patrik Laine with the second overall pick.
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Andrew Shaw for the 39th and 45th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Auston Matthews with the first pick of the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Florida Panthers have acquired Reto Berra from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Rocco Grimaldi.